I was refering to the phrase of Stephen Nicol:
... IP/IS/Aiki proponents here on Aikiweb ...
This to me indicates that he is talking about certain persons (i.e. "proponents") and about their certain concept of aiki and thus refering to the old and ongoing discussions here about internal practice. (see the ""IP/IT/IS" vs technique"-thread )
You where quoting his phrase "these people".
Thus I wondered whether you also refer to this certain persons and their certain concept of aiki.